Let's start off by saying you've chosen the right place ! Here are a few tips to do before and after that help make your wax experience one of the best ever!
For best results, stop shaving (removing hair) for 2 full weeks before your appointment Exfoliate the night before your appointment. Please make sure that you arrive 5-10 minutes before your appointment time If possible to fill out your paperwork! Please do not wear deodorant, lotions, or oils to your appointment. Doing so makes it harder for your hair to be removed.
When receiving intimate services, always freshen up in the ladies room first!
As with most beauty treatments waxing doesn’t come without its side effects, but for the most part they tend to be minimal.
These are the most common side effects:
It’s not uncommon for those with sensitive skin to experience a bit of redness or skin irritation after their first few waxing treatments. The pulling motion of waxing can result in slight swelling of the skin but this can be treated with some cooling aloe vera gel or a cold compress.
You may find that your skin is sore or bruised after a treatment, there may even be some bleeding. If you’re prone to skin irritation and you’ve had a sensitive body part waxed then you might experience such symptoms. Again, the most effective way to treat these side effects is to keep the area clean, apply a cooling gel or compress and wear loose clothing.
In rare cases, some people find that the wax causes an allergic reaction when it comes into contact with their skin. If you experience severe skin irritation that appears to be worsening or causing pain, contact your GP immediately.
- Ensure that the area is clean before heading to the salon ( shower a few hours ahead of the treatment should suffice)
- Make sure the hair is at the right length before a wax (about ¼ of an inch for finer hair and ½ of an inch for coarser hair)
- If you have sensitive skin, get a patch test at least 24 hours before your treatment.
- Avoid the sun 24 hours before your wax as this can cause sensitivity
- Avoid waxing sore or cut skin
In order to get the most out of your treatment and to avoid any side effects, the experts recommend that you follow a few guidelines after your waxing procedure.
What not to do:
Avoid the following for 24 hours post-treatment:
- Hot showers and baths (use lukewarm water only)
- Steam rooms or saunas
- Sun beds or sunbathing
- Wearing tight clothing
- Touching the area too much
- Going swimming
- Applying deodorants or body sprays to the area
What to do
A great way to soothe skin that has just been waxed is to apply antiseptic cream to the area for a few days afterwards. This will also protect the skin from infection. It’s also recommended that you keep the skin moisturized after a bath or shower until your next waxing treatment.
If you want to keep ingrown hairs at bay, it’s a good idea to exfoliate 2-3 times a week with a dry brush just before a shower or bath. Give the area a few days to heal until you do this though as it can aggravate sore skin.
It’s important to remember that it can take 4 treatments to achieve optimum results due to varying hair growth cycles. For this reason you may notice a small amount of regrowth about a week after your first few treatments but avoid shaving the area between appointments as this will interfere with the cycle.
And last but not least, we recommend going for a wax every 4-6 weeks for best results!